War Memorial, Churchyard Of St John The Baptist, Stapleton
- HER Number (PRN): 31356
- Site Name : War Memorial, Churchyard Of St John The Baptist, Stapleton
- Protected Status:
Grade: II Ref No.: 1428494 Title: Stapleton War memorial, Churchyard of St John the Baptist, Stapleton Type: Listed Building
- Civil Parish:
- Grid Reference: SJ
- Brief Description: A Celtic cross bearing the names of those who fell in the First World War. It is protected by Grade II Listing.
- Description: Description: Celtic cross on simple plinth and single stepped base. ->
-> Inscription: East face: To the Glory of God/ and in grateful memory of/ those men connected/ with this parish and church/ who fell in the Great War/ 1914 1918. South and North faces: (Names) West face: Sons of this place, let this of you be said/ that you who live are worthy of your dead/ these gave their lives, that you who live may reap/ a richer harvest ere you fall asleep. <1>
Photograph taken on 21st April 2015. <2>
Listed Grade II, 18 August 2015.
History: The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. One such memorial was Stapleton War Memorial. The monument was unveiled by Colonel HW Lovett and dedicated by The Revd. R Haselet in June 1920.
Details: A churchyard war memorial set on line with the eastern end of the church chancel. The monument, of limestone ashlar, has a wheel-head, Celtic cross with knot patterns carved in relief to the arms and a central domed knop. The tapered, rectangular shaft connects to the base, which is also tapered, with a moulded cap and has, inscribed to the north-eastern face: + / TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / THOSE MEN CONNECTED / WITH THIS PARISH AND CHURCH / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 1918. The flanks are carved with the names of the fallen. The rear, south-western face is inscribed: SONS OF THIS PLACE. LET THIS BE SAID. / THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD. / THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT YOU WHO LIVE MIGHT REAP / A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU FALL ASLEEP. The plinth is stepped. <03>
- Record Type: Monument
(`01) Online database: Imperial War Museum. Imperial War Museum: National Inventory of War Memorials. 13887. (02) SMR comment: Haynes J B. 2014 onwards. Comments by J B Haynes, HER Compiler. (03) List of Buildings: Department of the Environment (DoE). 1986-Mar-10. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Vol 1056-0. List volume. 24/08/2015.
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- Date Created: 30/04/2015 15:29:59
- Date Last Edited: 24/08/2015 11:43:08